The History of Christmas

Why do we hang stockings? Mary Horner & Kodie Woods

Why do we hang stockings on Christmas?

Have you ever wondered why we hang stockings on Christmas. Well today we will tell you how it started, when it started, and who started this tradition.
Why Do We Hang Christmas Stockings?

What is the legend behind this?

Many centuries ago there was a widowed man and his 3 daughters. His daughters were very beautiful but they were so poor he could not marry them off. St. Nicholas was wandering through the town when he heard of the family's problems. He wanted to help the man and his daughters so one night, he slid down the chimney of the family's house and filled the girl's stockings, who happened to be drying by the fire, with bags of gold! The girls woke up in the morning and we're delighted to find the gold. The father married them off and each girl grew to be happy and rich, and the father became happy and rich too! And that is why we hang up stockings every Christmas.